1936 Cadillac Series 36-75 V-8 Convertible Sedan  Engine no. 3F4503

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Lot 275
1936 Cadillac Series 36-75 V-8 Convertible Sedan
Registration no. Not Registered Engine no. 3F4503

Sold for AU$ 59,800 (US$ 41,107) inc. premium
1936 Cadillac Series 36-75 V-8 Convertible Sedan
Coachwork by Fleetwood

Registration no. Not Registered
Engine no. 3F4503
Founded by Henry Leland and Robert Faulconer, the Cadillac Automobile Company of Detroit, Michigan, completed its first car in October 1902, the firm's superior precision manufacturing technology soon establishing it as the foremost builder of quality cars in the USA. Always innovators in automobile technology, the company continues to produce cars recognised everywhere as symbols of wealth and prestige.
During the early 1930s it seemed that almost every year brought with it a landmark advance in the development of Cadillac's long-running V8. For 1936 there was an entirely new engine in 322ci (5.3 litres) and 346ci (6.7 litres) capacities, the former powering a new range - the Series 60 - introduced between the existing Cadillacs and the smaller companion LaSalle. The larger V8 was reserved for the medium sized Series 60 and 75 models, which for 1936 carried all-steel 'turret top' bodies by Fleetwood featuring vee windscreens.
This Series 75 Convertible Sedan is believed to have been sold new in Australia to the Wirth family, of Wirth's Circus fame, hence the right hand drive. The first known owner in recent years was Arthur Phillips, of Wilberforce, New South Wales. In 1984 the car was sold to Don Crone, the noted Sydney architect who worked on iconic buildings such as the Sydney Tower, Westfield's Centrepoint complex and the Citigroup Centre. Crone was a keen car collector, with a diverse interest in American and European makes, and commissioned many interesting restoration projects over the years. When the Crone Collection was sold at auction in August 1994, the Cadillac passed to the present owner and has been kept in dry storage ever since. An older restoration, it is believed to have a V8 engine from a later (post-war) model. Albeit requiring cosmetic and mechanical recommissioning after standing idle for some years it appears to be in sound condition. The Burgundy paintwork and beige Connolly leather upholstery is generally good, but much of the brightwork has dulled and needs re-chroming. The hood is a three-position affair that can be left fully erected, partially open (in Sedanca form) or fully open. There is a wind-up windscreen to protect the rear occupants. Accompanying the car is a file of receipts, old registration documents, bill of sale, etc.
Sold strictly as viewed.
1936 Cadillac Series 36-75 V-8 Convertible Sedan  Engine no. 3F4503
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